HC Deb 25 March 1987 vol 113 c213W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many blood tests for AIDS have been undertaken in the last three months by the public health laboratory service on Merseyside; and how many were taken in the same period last year.

Mr. Newton

The public health laboratory service Liverpool laboratory undertook 1,735 HIV tests during the period 1 January 1987 to 20 March 1987. The comparable figure for the first three months of 1986 was 249.